🔒 Insiders First: John Gaughan on the big storms

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When John Gaughan become Chief Meteorologist at WJXT-Channel 4 in 2009, he had big shoes to fill.

Taking over the role that had been held for nearly 50 years by the legendary George Winterling would be a daunting task. Learning from George would be key in John’s career as hurricanes would become more frequent and more fervent.

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In our next Insider First Look of the “Thanks 4 Thirty Years” podcast, John talks about the most challenging weather events he’s covered since he first arrived at The Local Station in 1992.

Chief Meteorologist John Gaughan and lead anchor Mary Baer are retiring after 30 incredible years at WJXT-Channel 4. (WJXT)

Both of our cherished team members sat down with Tom Wills to discuss their time at The Local Station and what they plan to do next. The “Thanks 4 Thirty Years” podcast will be released Monday, May 22 on News4JAX.com and News4JAX+.

As a News4JAX Insider, we are giving you a sneak peek at some of the memories and stories they’ve been a part of for the past 30 years. Click the video above to hear John’s perspective on covering the big storms. And come back all week for more by going to News4JAX.com/insider.

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